Great Adventures Cairns Great Barrier Reef Pontoon

Great Adventures Cairns departs from Green Island daily.  This Great Adventures Reef activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef offers a fantastic day for swimmers and non-swimmers.

We are starting from Green Island at 11:20 am and arriving back on Green Island at 3:45 pm.

Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the World.  The Great Barrier Reef stretches from Bundaberg to Papua New Guinea in the North.   A distance of 2,300 kilometres.  The Reef is an abundance of brightly coloured fish and coral.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is home to 30 species of whales, porpoises and dolphins.

Six species of sea turtles live on the Great Barrier Reef.

Two hundred fifteen species of birds, as well as 1500 species of fish, all live on the Reef.

Pop on a mask and snorkel and discover the colours of the Great Barrier Reef.  It will take your breath away.

Reef Pontoon

First, this tour travels to an all-weather Reef activity pontoon on the outer barrier Reef.

Here you will find amazing underwater visibility and abundant marine life and coral.

This all-weather Reef platform offers a range of fantastic activities.   

On the Reef pontoon, there are activities for swimmers and non-swimmers, including an underwater observatory, snorkelling, scuba diving and scuba doo.

Next, we arrive at a magnificent outer Great Barrier Reef, where guests can enjoy a fantastic array of activities.


Included in your tour are a snorkel, mask and fins, and floatation devices to make snorkelling a breeze.

While you are at the Reef, a friendly crew will help you with your gear and lifesavers to ensure you are safe.

You can also upgrade for a guided snorkel with a knowledgeable guide to show you around the Reef.

Scuba Diving

Introductory scuba dive

Would you like to experience the Great Barrier Reef like a fish?  Introductory diving is a fantastic way to see marine life and coral.

Handheld by a professional PADI dive instructor that will make sure you are safe and comfortable.  Diving with an experienced dive instructor familiar with the Reef location.

Certified scuba diving

Already a certified scuba diver, let’s get you geared up and enjoying our best dive sites.


Also,  try Scuba Doo.  It is so much fun cruising around the Reef on an underwater scooter.  Non-swimmers can also enjoy this exciting optional extra.

See the Reef without getting wet.

Semi Submarine

In addition to snorkelling and scuba diving, you can also take a semi-submersible tour.  This tour includes informative marine commentary and departs every 30 minutes.

During your tour, pop into the underwater observatory for coral and fish viewing.

Underwater observatory

From the underwater observatory, take in the view of brightly coloured fish and coral.  There is also the chance to see giant clams and a scuba diver passing by.

The large windows of the underwater observatory keep everyone mesmerized.

Also, there are interpretive posters to help you identify marine life.

While you are there, join the Eco Reef talk with the Marine Naturalist.


Next, take a spectacular scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.

See other fantastic options for your family.

This tour is also available as a package, including Green Island.

If you are not on Green Island, don’t worry.  This tour also departs from Cairns.

Next, see other fantastic things to do on Green Island.

Green Island


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